VLMA recorded their upcoming self-titled release while they were still a duo (they’ve since added another member), and they did it completely analog without the help of computers. That gives their sound a harsher old-school feel, which only amplifies their energetic and blaring take on garage rock. “Thumb Bucket” is a classic slice of post-Nirvana grunge, with vocalist Travis Kuncl shouting lines like “Every day’s just another day, so what’s one more day alone?” while Alex Velle capably shreds on guitar. Listen below.
VLMA is out 10/28 via Fleeting Youth Records.